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​Specialties
Multifamily, Debt & equity financing

Years of experience
20+

Experience
Karen Shea offers over 20 years of Agency underwriting experience with extensive knowledge of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Multifamily products, including market rate assets, affordable housing, and senior housing, as well as other product types. She has been responsible for more than $6 billion of Agency financing.

Prior to joining JLL, Karen was a managing director of Risk Policy at Centerline Capital Group overseeing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac conventional loan transactions. During her tenure at Centerline, Karen was Director of Risk Policy for Affordable Housing, Regional Chief Underwriter and Regional Center Manager. In addition to Centerline, Karen was the Deputy Chief Underwriter at American Property Financing, Inc. and an underwriter at AMI Capital, Inc. (both of which have since been acquired by Wells Fargo).

Education
Karen received a bachelor’s degree in finance from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Affiliations
Karen currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Fannie Mae Targeted Affordable Housing Chief Underwriter Forum and previously served as the Chair of the Fannie Mae Chief Underwriters Forum from December 2008 through July 2010.